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Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 3 November 2006 (Japan)
Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

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Shûsuke Kaneko

Writers:

Tsugumi Ôba (original manga), Takeshi Obata (original manga) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Light Yagami
Takeshi Kaga Takeshi Kaga ... Soichiro Yagami
Shidô Nakamura ... Ryuk (voice)
Erika Toda ... Misa Amane
Shigeki Hosokawa Shigeki Hosokawa ... FBI Agent Raye Iwamatsu
Shunji Fujimura Shunji Fujimura ... Watari
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... L
Shin Shimizu Shin Shimizu ... Kenzo Mogi
Sota Aoyama Sota Aoyama ... Tota Matsuda
Magy Magy ... TV Director
Pîtâ ... Rem (voice) (as Shinnosuke Ikehata)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexa Devine ... Kyoko
Michiko Godai Michiko Godai ... Sachiko Yagami
Hanako Hanako
Itsuji Itao ... Hikima
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Storyline

In the second installment of the Death Note film franchise, Light Yagami meets a second Kira and faithful follower Misa Amane and her Shinigami named Rem. Light attempts to defeat L along with Teru Mikami (a Kira follower) and Kiyomi Takada (another Kira follower) but in the end will Light win? or will a Shinigami named Ryuk make all the difference in Light's victory or his ultimate death? Written by Laharl Krichevskoy

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [Japan]

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Note: The Last Name See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Horipro,Konami,Nikkatsu Studio See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film is dedicated: "In Memory of Hiroshi Takase." Takase was the Director of Photography for the first Death Note movie, who died just after finishing it. See more »

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Rem: Yagami Light, you will manage to kill a Shinigami. In fact, you are the Devil.
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Thrilling to the Last
28 December 2006 | by GarryJohalSee all my reviews

Death Note 2 is a brilliantly done movie. It's the thriller that other movies wish they could grow up to be. I can't think of any major flaw with it. The acting was good, unlike some other Japanese movies which have good plots or ideas which are watered down by poor acting or special effects. It did feel quite stretched out though, it's more than 2 hours long. But that only made the plot that much more twisting and kept the audience guessing. There were some scenes that were a tad clichéd, but it lacked the predictable plot twist that we're so accustomed to in so many Hollywood flicks. The pace was brilliant and kept the movie fresh.Even though it was longer than 2 hours I barely felt it. It's a very entertaining and carefully thought out movie. The director did not screw it up by trying to outdo the anime or manga, and it didn't go up its own butt with social commentary. It was immensely thrilling, engaging and fiendishly clever. A very good movie from Japan, especially after years of poorly made horror films trying to ride on The Ring's success.


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